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April is National Poetry Month: Come Check out Our Display and Some Resources

The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is featuring a book display in the third floor for National Poetry Month. This month-long celebration was “inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events” (from the Academy of American Poets website). You can visit the site,, to learn more, find poems, get book suggestions, and see other ways to celebrate poetry as well.

The library is featuring a diverse selection of poetry books in our display throughout the month of April. This month our selection includes a sampling of Texas poets, including a volume by local East Texas poet Anne McCrady. All books are usually located in the General Collection (third floor) unless otherwise noted. Please note that all books in the case are available to for checkout. Simply stop by the Circulation Desk, and we will be happy to open the case so you can read the book or books you want. No need to worry about leaving an empty space in the case; we have more we can put in. In addition, if you need ideas or suggestions of poetry books and authors, you can stop by the Reference Desk. We’ll be happy to help you find what you need.

The book list:

  • Brady, Frank, Poetry: Past and Present. PR 1175 . B723.
  • Charara, Hayan, ed., Inclined to Speak: an Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry. PS 591 .A7 I53 2008.
  • Clark, John Lee, ed., Deaf American Poetry: an Anthology. PS591 .D4 D43 2009.
  • Connors, Ginny Love, Essential Love: Poems about Mothers and Fathers, Daughters and Sons. PS 595 .P37 E87 2000.
  • Crum, Beverly,, Newe Hupia: Shoshoni Poetry Songs. PM 2321 .Z77 C78 2001.
  • Falkoff, Marc, ed., Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak. PJ 7694 .E3 G6 1971.
  • Lowitz, Leza,, translators and editors, A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka. PL 782 .E3 L66 1994.
  • McCrady, Anne (East Texas award winning poet), Along Greathouse Road. PS 3613 .C3834 A46 2004.
  • Miyazawa, Kenji, Strong in the Rain: Selected Poems. PL 833 .I95 M59 2007.
  • Rattan, Cleatus (2004 Texas Poet Laureate), The Border. PS 3618 .A88 B67 2002.
  • —, Take Your Time Coming Home. PS 3618 .A88 T35 2005.
  • Rivera, Tomas, The Searchers: Collected Poetry. PQ7079.2 .R5 A6 1990.
  • Thomas, Larry D. (2008 Texas Poet Laureate), Where Skulls Speak Wind. PS3620 .H63 W48.
  • —, The Woodlanders. PS 3620 .H63 W66 2002.
  • Thomas, Lorenzo, Chances are Few. PS 3570 .H568 C5 2003.
  • —, Dancing on Main Street: Poems. PS3570 .H568 D36 2004.

Some links and resources of interest:

    4 April 2012 (All day)
    Published by arivera7 on 05 Apr

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